Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Posted by in food, giveaway, review | 96 Comments

A Valentine’s Day Giveaway for Coffee Lovers! (plus review)

ABOUT-
“We are a small, family-owned company located in the peaceful rural town of Pine Plains, New York. All of our proprietary-blend and single origin coffees are sourced, selected, and roasted by master roaster Bob Rivkin — a legendary pioneer in the world of boutique coffee — alongside his skillful apprentice, his son Will Rivkin.
Our fine coffee comes to you perfectly roasted and exquisitely fresh, packaged in vacuum packed 12-ounce gusseted foil packages designed to retain that wonderful freshness.
We offer an unusual selection of superb coffees. Each one is described in detail in this site. You may choose whole-bean or ground.
The entire small yet dedicated team at Winchell Mountain Coffee is proud to offer you our very best. We love what we do, and we know you will be pleased.” (from Winchell Mountain Coffee website)

My thoughts-

I was very excited to try Winchell Mountain Coffee’s exclusive Sandra Boynton Coffee Collection. I got one of the following. Country Morning Coffee, Wide Awake coffee, Beach Blend coffee and their Valentine’s Blend Coffee.
I decided to try the Valentine’s Day coffee first. I have to say this is the best coffee I’ve ever had. Not too strong but still has a lovely coffee flavor. I drank it with my morning breakfast and it was a great combo.

The next coffee I tried was Winchell Mountain Coffee’s Beach Blend coffee. I was looking forward to this one because of it’s description- “A Mellow Moca java”. I was hoping it to be a bit sweeter, with the Moca in it but it was pretty strong. I’m not one for strong coffee, but it wasn’t too bad.
Both coffees went down nice and smooth and I felt spoiled enjoying it. Winchell Mountain Coffee is a great high quality coffee. The Sandra Boynton Coffee Collection has many blends(13) to pick from, so I’m sure you’ll be able to find a flavor for all the coffee lovers in your life.
What I love is that this special collection features Sandra Boynton’s characters. The first thing Lee noticed when I opened the box was, “hey mommy, that’s just like my favorite book”. So now mommy can say, “hey, your book is like my favorite coffee”.

FIND it-
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Sandra Boynton coffee mug (on the back it says “Bless Your Fuzzy Little Heart”?)
Sandra Boynton’s 2012 Mom’s Family Desk Planner



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  1. I love Beach Blend!!! So yummy

  2. michelle white says:

    This is more about the coffee but most people do not know this. “Once a vacuum pack seal is broken, it is essential for ALL coffee to be stored in an air tight and hidden from light container to ensure freshness.”
    Thanks!
    Michelle W.

  3. Debbie jackson says:

    beach blend…….sounds yummy

  4. Jessica Vaughan Gengler says:

    i love the variety of coffees they have. Really like the beach blend.

  5. Debbie Denny says:

    Thay have a nice variety of coffee blends to choose from.

  6. Barbara Montag says:

    Something I learned – their coffee comes to you perfectly roasted and exquisitely fresh, packaged in vacuum packed 12-ounce gusseted foil packages designed to retain that wonderful freshness.
    Doesn’t that sound great?
    Thank you.

  7. One of the founder’s father has been the master roaster and owner of Schapira’s Coffee and Tea for over thirty years.

  8. This company has over 100 years experience!

  9. I learned that their coffee is packaged in vacuum packed 12-ounce gusseted foil packages designed to retain that wonderful freshness!

  10. Francine Beyer says:

    I like the all nighter coffee and the not a morning person coffee – they sound like exactly what I need right now!!!!

  11. Thomas Welch says:

    This is a small company located in Pine Plains, NY

  12. Michele B says:

    They have a wonderful variety of flavors and blends to choose from and over 100 years experience….great!

  13. Sharold Friedrich says:

    Master Roaster Bob Rivkin has been roasting coffee for over 30 Years at Schapira’s Coffee & Tea.

  14. Not a Morning Person – just the name makes me love it!

  15. I learned I can buy it at Hyde Park Produce in Chicago. That is about 6 blocks from my uncle

  16. I learned the company was started by two best friends

  17. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    founder’s father has been the master roaster for 30 years
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  18. Their foil packages are designed to retain freshness.

  19. The beautiful Tree necklace!

  20. I learned there coffee is vacuum packed!

  21. I learned that the company was started by 15 year old boys who dreamed of somehow incorporating their two family businesses!

  22. They are located in Pine Plains, NY. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Amber Carter says:

    I love that they have Sandra Boynton coffees!

  24. kathy pease says:

    Winchell Mountain Coffee is roasted all by hand and under the watchful eye of Bob Rivkin, who has perfected an art over his long, accomplished tenure as master roaster of Schapira’s Coffee and Tea.

  25. Penny Kathleen says:

    I learned that the name Winchell Mountain Coffee comes from the mountain ridge that separates Millerton, N.Y. and Pine Plains, N.Y and that is also where the coffee is roasted.

  26. Liz Terek says:

    They’re family-owned,I love that!

  27. Russell Moore says:

    The master roaster, Bob, has his son,Will, as his apprentice.

  28. tina reynolds says:

    Master Roaster Bob Rivkin has been roasting coffee for over 30 Years eaglesforjack@gmail.com O love it is family owned

  29. Michelle Tucker says:

    I learned you can buy their products in various places in NY.

  30. “It was only natural for two 15 year old boys to dream of somehow incorporating their two family businesses.”

    very cool!

  31. I learned that they are a family-owned company.

  32. Caitlin McClure says:

    Winchell Mountain Coffee purchases and roasts only the best Arabica beans.

  33. Barbara Montag says:
    January 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Something I learned – their coffee comes to you perfectly roasted and exquisitely fresh, packaged in vacuum packed 12-ounce gusseted foil packages designed to retain that wonderful freshness.

  34. Melanie D says:

    the master roaster has been roasting coffee for 30 years

  35. i learned the company has over 100 years experience

  36. Michelle H. says:

    The coffee is roasted in the Winchell Mountains.

  37. Ed Nemmers says:

    I like the motto” “Trying to think of a motto since 1973″!

  38. MizzScarlet says:

    they have mountain blend coffee

  39. carol lewis says:

    Once you open coffee you have to store away from air and light. I agree.

  40. They are a family owned company located in Pine Plains, New York.

  41. I learned that Since 1903, Schapira’s has been roasting unique and excellent coffees and keeping customers extremely satisfied.

  42. Charlie Miliner says:

    I learned that they are a small family owned company out of NY!

  43. Shirley Pebbles says:

    I learned that their story starts in a small town in New England where Willis and Allen met and have been best friends ever since.

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  44. Veronica Garrett says:

    I learned their Master Roaster Bob Rivkin has been roasting coffee for over 30 years.

  45. Their coffee comes to you perfectly roasted and exquisitely fresh, packaged in vacuum packed 12-ounce gusseted foil packages designed to retain that wonderful freshness.
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  46. Their coffee is vacuum packed.